When I Learned the Art of Dough Making and Tossing at Pizza Express
|Learning How to Make a Pizza|
For someone who spends very little time in the kitchen, it was historic to win a 'pizza-making challenge' in my very first attempt.
|The Winning 'Sunrise' Pizza - Designed by Yours Truly|
I'll come to the 'winning' part a bit later but first thing first. While some of you might think that making a delicious thin crust pizza with your favorite toppings is a tall order, quite honestly, it isn't. In fact anyone can cook a sumptuous pizza in less than thirty minutes but not everyone will have a 'secret dough recipe' that the iconic Pizza Express is raved for.
|Rishab & Moi - Pizzafied for Life|
I was blown away by their exotic Italian platters, prepared by trained Pizza chefs (a. k. a. Pizzaiolos). From vegetarian (Antipasto Verde) to non-vegetarian (Antipasto Pollo e Gamberro) starters, there is so much variety to choose from.
Indian Pizzaiolos train for nearly 12 weeks to learn and perfect the art of pizza making. Isn't that amazing!
|An Indian Pizzaiolo in Action|
The thing you'll particularly admire about Pizza Express is the perfect use of quality ingredients on handmade pizzas, like the harissa marinated tomatoes or perfectly seasoned mozzarella with pepper and oregano, garnished with fresh spinach and creamy ricotta.
|Another Shot of Antipasto Verde|
My personal favorite was the Amore Nascosto, a special pizza topped with speck ham.
If you enjoy pizza with grilled chicken as topping, try the Il Padrino 65, which also contains a seasoned mix of charbroiled vegetables and fresh mozzarella.
|Il Padrino 65|
Pizza Express has also introduced a wide variety of delicious pastas, such as the Penne con Peppadew, the Pollo Pesto Baked, the Linguine Ai Gambero a Pesto Rosso, and the Pollo Arrabbiata.
|Penne Con Peppadew|
Ever since Pizza Express was launched in India in the year 2012, they have continued to innovate, bringing out the same flavors and ingredients that you'd find in any of their global outlet. Like their signature Romana base, which is the same base you'd find in Rome.
|Linguine Al Gambero A Pesto Rosso|
- Nowhere else would you get an exceptionally thin and crispy pizza base.
- The ingredients are freshly procured and diced daily.
- All pizzas are made to order. Fresh, quality pizzas, served in no time.
- The restaurant advocates an open kitchen concept. See how your handmade Pizza is cooked in front of your eyes.
- The decor is fantastic with hues of black and white colors. I couldn't stop admiring their marble table tops from Jaipur.
Finally, I walked home as a happy camper by perfecting the art of dough making and tossing. Thank you Pizza Express for such a wonderful evening of fun and serendipity.